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WEST SIDE STORY
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Arthur Laurents
2017 Finalist for the Opera America Robert L.B. Tobin Director/Designer Showcase
Directed by Machel Ross
Choreography by Javi Perez
Lighting by Kelley Shih
This production of West Side Story re-stages the action in a 2017 America, on the cusp of drastic change in our socio-political fabric.
Using Bernstein's lush score, the beauty of this powerful love story comes to the forefront, against a backdrop of feuding families, deep racial tensions and a bond that transcends skin color and ethnicity.
Cold and Unforgiving concrete structures provide a blank canvas onto which the story plays, using otherwise banal elements to gently indicate changes in space and underline a social fragility, on the brink of explosion.
1/2" Scale Model
Click through gallery for photographs.